Beasts of Burden #1 Comic Book. First Printing in NM Condition. Publisher/Year: Dark Horse Comics, September 2009 – Print Run: 8,621
When news broke that Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson’s Eisner Award-winning “Beasts of Burden” had been optioned for a CG-animated movie, fans of the dark yet whimsical series applauded producer Andrew Adamson’s eye for bringing the unique comic to film. Adamson and Aron Warner, his partner at Strange Weather Films, will serve as producers, as will Dark Horse Comics publisher Mike Richardson. Reel FX’s Ed Jones and Cary Granat will animate the script by “Jack the Giant-Killer” writer Darren Lemke.”Beasts of Burden” began as a series of short stories in Dark Horse’s “Book of…” anthologies, taking home an Eisner award in their inaugural outing “Stray.” In four short stories, a 4-issue miniseries and a one-shot crossover with Hellboy, the animals of the Burden Hill neighborhood — who can speak to each other but are not otherwise anthropomorphized — solve supernatural mysteries. Though there is considerable warmth to the series, due in no small part to Thompson’s watercolor art and Dorkin’s lively characterization, “Beasts” veers far from the funny animal genre, dealing often with death and showing the dogs (and cat) behaving with deadly ferocity when needed.
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